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Motorcycle insurance bargains: Ducati Monster 696

Motorcycle insurance costs are an important consideration for any bike buyer. That's why MCN is highlighting some of the best cheap-to-insure motorcycles out there. This time it's the Ducati Monster 696.            

Insurance group: 11
Engine: 8v Desmo V-twin, 6 gears
Power: 67.5bhp
Top speed: 128mph
Weight: 161kg          

Bike's like the Desmosedici RR and 1198 may grab all the headlines, but it's the Monster range that pays the bills at the Bologna factory. The latest 696 model is beautiful, agile and full of character. Plus it's only group 11 to insure.     

The Ducati 696 Monster is still distinctively a Monster, and feels like the old bike on board, but it’s not an uncomfortable over stretch like the old bike. It still feels light and is easy to throw around. The understeer feeling of the old bike has been rectified and so has the poor ground clearance thanks to the new re-routed exhausts.

The Ducati Monster 696 is more expensive than the competition but for your money you do get a feather-light slipper clutch, Brembo brakes, adjustable rear shock and the all-important (for some) Ducati badge.

MCN verdict

Handling

5/5

Engine

4/5

Reliability

4/5

Value

4/5

OVERALL

4/5

 

Thinking of buying a Ducati Monster 696? Get motorcycle insurance quotes from lots of providers in one place with MCN Compare.

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